This mainly sandy beach with clean, calm waters represents an unusual combination of attractive scenery, the Quaywest Water Park and Goodrington and Youngs Park, which is an area of established park land. It is therefore a major attraction in the area, capable of supporting a very large number of visitors.
Facilities and amenities are outstanding for all age groups with amusements. This is a great place for swimming and water sports, and there are various water craft that you can hire. At low tide rock pools are exposed which are great to explore.
During the summer season the local steam train can be seen running along the back of south sands beach.
Supervision and safety
The beach is supervised during July and August.
Beach office: 01803 665485
SafetyFirst aid, lost child centre and warning flags are available during the summer season. Lifebuoys are available all year round.
AwardsGood Beach Guide,Seaside Award
Toilets and facilities
- North Beach: Seasonal (April to Oct)
- Central: Open all year, including disabled facilities
- South Beach: Seasonal (April to Oct)
Café/restaurant, beach hut hire, deckchair hire, beach showers, pedalo and windsurfing hire.
Transport and parking
North Beach: Close to beach with easy walking.
South Beach: Moderate distance, some walking.
DogsBanned from beach 1 May to 30 September on South Beach. Dogs on the promenade must be on leads at all times. Dogs may be exercised on North Sands beach all year.
AccessGood - access is easy, level areas throughout.
FacilitiesThe South beach has disabled toilet facilities, open all year.
AddressTanners Road, Paignton, TQ4 6LN